If you stroll west along the Thames, you’ll find Tamesis Dock – an old converted barge, brimming with the buzzing sound of bands and boozing.
Moored between Lambeth and Vauxhall Bridge, this converted 1930s Dutch barge-turned-pub has just about everything you might need for just about any occasion. Catch a live gig, make your way through the never-ending selection of beers, or join the avid crowd of brunchers at the weekend. [See more riverside pubs in London.]
Join them for Ukulele Wednesdays or Funky Fridays, or just go and enjoy a few bevvys on the top deck. You may even catch the odd gig at the venue, too (they’ve previously hosted the likes of Bastille and Local Natives) – but keep an eye on Tamesis Dock’s Facebook page to stay up to date with their upcoming events.
The barge boasts epic views of the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye and Battersea Power Station, but its interiors aren’t a sorry sight either. It’s hella quirky and extremely cosy down below, while the top deck is a dream in the summer.
It’s the ideal pub for a brew with a view.
The food offerings scream classic pub grub, with fish & chips and burgers taking over the menu. That said, vegans and vegetarians are also very well catered for, with delights such as vegan nachos, lentil burgers and delicious handmade hummus all featured. As for the bar, they’ve got an ever-rotating selection of draft beers and ciders, including those from craft, local and international breweries.
Location: Albert Embankment, SE1 7TPOpening hours: Monday to Friday, 11:30am-1am. Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 1am.
Entry: Free (mostly). Find more free things to do in London.
More information: on their website.
The barge is also available for private hire, but there’s more about that on their website.
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